What is the cost of a hospital bed?

Hospital beds come in all shapes and sizes and they range in prices too. Depending on what you want to include, hospital bed prices can vary massively.

Here are a few things that will affect the hospital bed prices, so you can understand the rough prices and how to budget for your ideal bed. (Please note that these beds are for use on hospital wards.)

How much do siderails and bed controls cost?

One of the first things you will consider with a hospital bed is the siderails. Siderails range in style and cost depending on what sort you want.

If you’re wanting basic metal concertina bedrails, then these will sometimes be included as standard or will come at a small extra cost.

But for more advanced options like split siderails, the cost will be more. We’ve looked at the benefits of split siderails before, you can read about them here.

Split siderails can increase hospital bed prices
Split siderails have a lot of benefits, but they do tend to be more expensive than full-length bedsides.

The bed controls will also affect hospital bed prices. If you want to have a control panel built-in to the siderail, this will be more expensive.

Similarly, nurse controls will also push up the price.

Specialist narrow beds with length adjustment

Narrow hospital beds tend to cost more because they are a specialist size. Likewise, shorter hospital beds will also be more expensive.

Please bear in mind that if you are looking at hospital beds in specialist sizes, you will need to make sure your mattresses and the right size for the bed. Always double-check your mattress and bed sizes to save yourself time and hassle!

Integral length adjustment may also cost more on some hospital beds. The Volker range is available with length adjustability, but it doesn’t come as standard.

Bariatric hospital beds will also be more expensive because they are bigger. Bariatric beds are also reinforced for plus-sized patients to make sure that the bed will provide long-lasting support around the hospital.

Hospital Bed Accessories

Any additional accessories you add on to the bed will also increase the price. That includes things like IV poles, brake alarms, and built-in weigh scales.

The option of a fifth wheel (in the centre of the bed) and a linen tray would also push the cost up. However, a central brake is usually included in a hospital bed as standard.

Hospital Bed Prices

So, here’s the bit you’ve been waiting for. What kind of prices are you looking at?

For a basic, bog standard hospital bed with no additional features, you’re looking at prices starting at £1500 for one bed.

For hospital beds that more equipped and a higher spec (like the Interlude range), then the price is around £2100 depending on what you include.

An Interlude Newcare V3 hospital bed in profiling position
Hospital bed prices can start from anywhere around £1500. The Interlude Newcare V3 starts at £2100.

The absolute maximum you could pay for a hospital bed is much higher. For example, if you want a bariatric hospital bed with lateral tilt and all the bells and whistles, it could cost up to £12,000.

Do bear in mind though that lots of good hospital bed suppliers will offer discounted rates for bulk orders. Again, the exact specification of your hospital beds will affect the cost.


In a nutshell, hospital beds can cost anywhere between £1500 and £12,000 depending on what you want and the specifications. Specialist models will cost more, as will including lots of accessories.

The key is to get in touch with a good hospital bed supplier and get them to talk you through their prices and what you get for that cost.